Seeing LeRoy Butler get into Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame was final street journey

Occasions-Union sports activities columnist Gene Frenette, proper, with LeRoy Butler and his Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame bust at a HOF celebration get together.

My newspaper profession has taken me on greater than 200 street journeys to 36 completely different states, together with visits to each NFL stadium, six Tremendous Bowls, 4 Last Fours, three nationwide championship-deciding soccer video games, the World Collection and a Summer time Olympics.

Driving again to my Akron resort the evening of Aug. 6 — having attended two Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame celebration events in Canton, Ohio, for Jaguars sort out Tony Boselli and

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Soccer, Eurovision and enterprise rush to ditch hyperlinks to Moscow over Ukraine invasion | Russia

The Royal Opera Home cancelled a season of performances by Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Ballet, European soccer’s governing physique took the Champions League closing away from St Petersburg, and a bunch of Russian companies have been rocked by resignations of big-name European administrators. Within the hours and days following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it turned clear that Russia is not a welcome member of western society.

For a very long time, Russia seemed to be working tirelessly on its “delicate energy” credentials, spending billions of roubles to painting itself as a welcoming member of the worldwide group, one which

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Tennessee soccer falls to Purdue in time beyond regulation in controversial ending in Music Metropolis Bowl

NASHVILLE — The best-scoring Tennessee soccer workforce in historical past misplaced 48-45 in time beyond regulation to Purdue in a controversial ending within the TransPerfect Music Metropolis Bowl on Thursday.

It ended coach Josh Heupel’s in any other case robust debut season on a bitter word.

In time beyond regulation, it was dominated that UT working again Jaylen Wright was stopped a foot shy of a go-ahead landing. Video replay appeared to indicate that Wright broke the aircraft of the purpose line, and his knees by no means touched the bottom.

However the name was upheld as a result of

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Tennessee soccer vs. Purdue scouting report, rating prediction

NASHVILLE — Tennessee should do what obtained it right here and fill in some late-season gaps to win the TransPerfect Music Metropolis Bowl.

UT (7-5) performs Purdue (8-4) on Thursday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Nissan Stadium.

It’s a conflict of high-powered offenses. The Vols common 38.8 factors per sport with an up-tempo, balanced assault. The Boilermakers common 27.5 factors, however they hit a scoring surge late within the season with a potent passing assault.

Listed below are 5 looming questions UT should reply to win the Music Metropolis Bowl, plus a rating prediction.

Can Hendon Hooker preserve his regular

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Music Metropolis Bowl 2021: Tennessee soccer vs. Purdue: 5 issues to know

TransPerfect Music Metropolis Bowl officers had been decided to carry the faculty soccer sport, which has turn into a Nashville vacation custom, again greater and higher than ever. They usually imagine  the matchup — Tennessee vs. Purdue — matches the invoice. 

The bowl was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 however returns with Tennessee (7-5) and plenty of pleasure surrounding the job accomplished by first-year Vols coach Josh Heupel squaring off towards Purdue (8-4) and coach Jeff Brohm, who was within the combine for the Vols’ job again in 2017.

Kickoff on Thursday at Nissan Stadium is 2 p.m. and 

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